Bunheads

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  • TV-PG
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (8,151)

The creator of the beloved series The Gilmore Girls is back with a new creation. Amy Sherman-Palladino's latest endeavor, Bunheads premiered on ABC Family for the 2012 season. The cast features many of the same actors who appeared in The Gilmore Girls, as well as some faces new to the screen. Bunheads is the story of Michelle (Sutton Foster), a professional dancer in the company of the exclusive American Ballet Theater. She becomes tired of the rigid life of a professional ballet dancer and moves to Las Vegas to dance as a showgirl. In Las Vegas, Michelle begins to live an unstructured existence where she parties hard and tries to cast off the constraints she felt her ballet career placed upon her. By the time a Californian shoe salesman begins routinely attending her shows, Michelle is burned out on her chaotic lifestyle. Mr. Flowers wines and dines her and brings her expensive gifts. Michelle realizes that she may have found her way out of Las Vegas and dancing as a showgirl. In a night of drunken indulgence, Michelle and Mr. Flowers marry and immediately move to his little hometown of Paradise, California. Much to her surprise, they must share his enormous beachside house with his mother, Fanny Flowers (Kelly Bishop). By a strange coincidence, Fanny runs a ballet studio right in their backyard and Michelle must come face to face with her past. The show follows this struggle as well as her integration into the lives of the people of Paradise. The mark of Sherman-Palladino is unmistakable and Bunheads shares many of the traits that branded The Gilmore Girls as a unique show in its time. Like The Gilmore Girls, Bunheads dialogue is fast paced and packed with references from popular culture. Scenes are generally lengthier than what is usual in similar shows and dialogue takes a back seat to the action, which generally takes place in the background as the characters discuss the surrounding activity. Bunheads offers a warm hearted, family friendly show for the ballet enthusiast. While Bunheads can be dramatic at times, the episodes are generally lighthearted and filled with humorous quips.

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Seasons
Next!
18. Next!
February 25, 2013
Without Michelle knowing, the girls follow her to a Broadway musical audition in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Scotty stays home to do chores.
It's Not a Mint
17. It's Not a Mint
February 18, 2013
The dance studio is set up as an evacuation headquarters.
There's Nothing Worse Than a Pantsuit
16. There's Nothing Worse Than a Pantsuit
February 11, 2013
Milly finds out about the preservation society's plan to discuss the new amphitheatre. Meanwhile, Sasha and Roman take their relationship public; and Talia shares some big news.
Take the Vicuna
15. Take the Vicuna
February 4, 2013
Michelle has bad news for her brother. Milly offers financial assistance and advice for Fanny's upcoming recital.
The Astronaut and the Ballerina
14. The Astronaut and the Ballerina
January 28, 2013
Michelle's brother, Scotty, seeks comfort after going through another divorce. Meanwhile, Melanie's hobby leaves Ginny feeling abandoned, while Boo and Carl are overwhelmed with child care duties.
I'll Be Your Meyer Lansky
13. I'll Be Your Meyer Lansky
January 21, 2013
Michelle and Fanny must find resources to supplement the dance studio. Meanwhile, the girls are fascinated by the new students and Sasha faces a personal dilemma.
Channing Tatum Is a Fine Actor
12. Channing Tatum Is a Fine Actor
January 14, 2013
Michelle helps Truly renegotiate her lease following her eviction. Boo seeks Michelle's advice and Michelle lets Talia set her up on a blind date.
You Wanna See Something?
11. You Wanna See Something?
January 7, 2013
Michelle readjusts to life in Las Vegas and is hired as a magician's assistant. Elsewhere, Ginny assumes responsibility of her mom's real-estate company; Melanie and Boo care for family members; and Sasha delays her return home after her summer away.
A Nutcracker in Paradise
10. A Nutcracker in Paradise
August 20, 2012
Michelle messes up during the "Nutcracker" performance.
No One Takes Khaleesi's Dragons
9. No One Takes Khaleesi's Dragons
August 13, 2012
Fanny is out of control trying to find her new Clara for 'The Nutcracker.'
Blank Up, It's Time
8. Blank Up, It's Time
August 6, 2012
Michelle is shocked when she discovers Fanny has a longtime, long-distance boyfriend. Meanwhile, Fanny and Michelle head to L.A. for a play.
What's Your Damage Heather?
7. What's Your Damage Heather?
July 30, 2012
When the dance studio has a leak, Michelle offers her home to the girls to change their clothes. But when one of them lies about stealing from her, Michelle demands the truth.
Movie Truck
6. Movie Truck
July 23, 2012
When Michelle's friend, Talia, visits from Vegas, their plans for a wild birthday road trip are ruined by Fanny. Just when things couldn't get worse, Talia discovers Truly's clothing boutique, Sparkles.
Money For Nothing
5. Money For Nothing
July 16, 2012
Michelle tries to help Fanny with her finances but her efforts could potentially jeopardize the upcoming Spring Flower Festival and Fanny's original ballet, "Paper or Plastic."
Better Luck Next Year
4. Better Luck Next Year
July 9, 2012
Michelle attempts to create distance from her new mother-in-law. And Fanny is upset when the Joffrey Ballet threatens to move Summer Program auditions to a different city.
Inherit the Wind
3. Inherit the Wind
June 25, 2012
Fanny receives some surprising news from her attorney and creates awkwardness for Michelle. Michelle leaves in Hubbell's car to diffuse the situation. To complicate matters she runs into an unexpected person. The girls participate in an "ugliest feet" contest with other dance studios.
For Fanny
2. For Fanny
June 18, 2012
Michelle and her mother-in-law seem to finally be back on good terms, until something unexpected happens. Michelle is on edge with Fanny again but finds herself still feeling empathy towards her.
Pilot
1. Pilot
June 11, 2012
In the series premiere, meet Michelle Simms - a classically-trained professional dancer who was enticed by life in Las Vegas. Now, with a dead-end job as a 30-something showgirl, she's found the excitement of Sin City has lost its appeal. She decides to make a change - by getting married and moving away.
Description

The creator of the beloved series The Gilmore Girls is back with a new creation. Amy Sherman-Palladino's latest endeavor, Bunheads premiered on ABC Family for the 2012 season. The cast features many of the same actors who appeared in The Gilmore Girls, as well as some faces new to the screen.

Bunheads is the story of Michelle (Sutton Foster), a professional dancer in the company of the exclusive American Ballet Theater. She becomes tired of the rigid life of a professional ballet dancer and moves to Las Vegas to dance as a showgirl. In Las Vegas, Michelle begins to live an unstructured existence where she parties hard and tries to cast off the constraints she felt her ballet career placed upon her.

By the time a Californian shoe salesman begins routinely attending her shows, Michelle is burned out on her chaotic lifestyle. Mr. Flowers wines and dines her and brings her expensive gifts. Michelle realizes that she may have found her way out of Las Vegas and dancing as a showgirl. In a night of drunken indulgence, Michelle and Mr. Flowers marry and immediately move to his little hometown of Paradise, California. Much to her surprise, they must share his enormous beachside house with his mother, Fanny Flowers (Kelly Bishop). By a strange coincidence, Fanny runs a ballet studio right in their backyard and Michelle must come face to face with her past. The show follows this struggle as well as her integration into the lives of the people of Paradise.

The mark of Sherman-Palladino is unmistakable and Bunheads shares many of the traits that branded The Gilmore Girls as a unique show in its time. Like The Gilmore Girls, Bunheads dialogue is fast paced and packed with references from popular culture. Scenes are generally lengthier than what is usual in similar shows and dialogue takes a back seat to the action, which generally takes place in the background as the characters discuss the surrounding activity.

Bunheads offers a warm hearted, family friendly show for the ballet enthusiast. While Bunheads can be dramatic at times, the episodes are generally lighthearted and filled with humorous quips.

Bunheads is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on June 11, 2012.

Where to Watch Bunheads

Bunheads is available for streaming on the FreeForm website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bunheads on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Apple TV and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 11, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (8,151)